After a bombshell grand jury report in Pennsylvania revealed widespread abuse in several dioceses in the state, many others are looking into their own past to find the truth.
The Diocese of Steubenville is one of these particular dioceses. In the coming weeks, the diocese says they will be compiling a list of names of priests who were removed from active ministry because of allegations of sex abuse with children. This list will be released by the end of October, and dates back to the diocese’s formation in 1944.
Steubenville diocesan spokesman Dino Orsatti said that Bishop Jeffrey Monforton wants the list released in the interest of transparency and accountability.